Narendra Modi has been ensnared in a trap of his own making. For the past two years on social media, supporters of Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been unsparing in their aggression against those who have even mildly criticised the Indian prime minister. From politicians to Bollywood celebrities, many have faced the wrath of these right-wing trolls, including much abuse and threats of violence and even rape.
The tables have now turned, and the prime minister—who has said little to rein in his unruly online backers—has come under severe attack. Even his own supporters are criticising him for the government’s inaction after a #noteban over the weekend.
#Salaryमिली_पैसे_नहीं has been the top trend on Twitter for several hours on DEC 2: Here is how Twitterati reacted on modi govt. noteban action.